After brainstorming for a couple minutes, I came up withe the idea of cowboys / rodeos. I've only been to one rodeo before, but it gave way for some creative exploration.
My individual components were:
sheriff star (without text)
I personally like to sketch in a sketchbook, then transfer it onto watercolor paper. I also practiced drawing a whole bunch of cowboy hats because their shape is a little confusing.
Then I transferred it to a small strip of watercolor paper. . .
I wanted to have a little fun with the background, so I made a flat version and a textured version of each pattern. I spent a few hours working on the second layout because nothing was lining up, but eventually I had changed enough to make it work. I'd like to print it and begin to build a little pattern library!